Bostitch BTE820K Grinder User Manual

Safety Notices
This printer is certified as a Class I laser product under the lJ.S.Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act
of 1968. This means that the prmter does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiatton emitted Inside the printer is completely confined within protective housings and external
covers. the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
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The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S.Food and Drug Administration
implemented regulations for laser products on August 2. 1976. These regulations apply to laser products
marketed in the United States. The label on the printer indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations
and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
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Caution-use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein
may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Federal Communications Commission
Radio Frequency Interference Statement
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Thts equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital devtce, pursuant
to Part IS of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. Thts equipment generates. uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, whtch can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receivmg antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to wahich the receiver is
connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For comphance with the Federal Noise Interference Standard, this equipment requires a shielded cable.
The ohorv .~t~~en~entsup/‘/y only to prinrers
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Self Declaration
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Radio interference regarding this equipment has been eliminated according to Vfg lOS6/1984 announced
by the DBP.
DBP has been informed of the introduction of this special equipment and has been granted the right to
examine the whole series.
It IS the user’s responsibility to see that his own assembled system is in accordance with the technical
regulations under Vfg 1046/1984.
To conform to FIXregulations
it is necessary to make all connections to the printer wtth shielded cable.
The equipment may only be opened by qualified service representatives.
The uhm~ srurement applirs
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Statement of
The Canadian Department of Communications
Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus
set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Le present appareil numerique n’emen pas de bruits radioelectriques depassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numeriques de la classe B prescrites dans le Reglement sur le brouillage radioelectrique edict6
par le Minis&e des Communications du Canada.
The above statement upplies only to printrrs
marketed in Cnnudtr.
Safety Notices for Finland
Tlma Kirjoitin LUOKAN
I LASERLAITE.
Laitteen kayttlminen muulla kuin t&l
klyttoohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa altistaa kayttajan
turvallallisuusluokan 1 ylittavllle nlkymlttomalle laserslteilylle.
DENNA
SKRIVARE
AR EN KLASS
I LASERAPPARAT.
Om apparaten anvands pa annat satt In i denna bruksanvisning specificerats, kan anvandaren utslttas for
osynlig laserstrllning, som Bversktider grlnsen for laseklass I.
The above statement clpp1ie.s m1~ to printer.s marketed in Finlnnd.
Trademark
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LaserPrinter
Acknowledgements
4111: Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
HP LaserJet IIIz Hewlett Packard Company
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Lotus l-2-3: Lotus Development Corporation
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Windows:
PageMaker:
WordPerfect:
Microsoft Corporation
Aldus Corporation
WordPerfect, Inc.
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All rights reserved. Reproduction of any part of this manual in any form whatsoever without
STAR’s express permission is forbidden.
The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this manual at the time of press.
However, should any errors be detected, STAR would greatly appreciate being informed of them.
The above notwithstanding, STAR can assume no responsibility for any errors in this manual.
0 Copyright 1992 Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1.1 Laser Printing ............................................................................
1.2 The Star LaserPrinter 4111- An Introduction .......................... .4
1. How to Use This Manual
2. Setting Up the Star LaserPrinter
4111 .................................................. .7
2.1 Unpacking .................................................................................
2.1.1 Unpacking the Printer ....................................................
2.1.2 Checking the Parts ........................................................
2.1.3 Unpacking the EP-L Cartridge.. ....................................
2.1.4 Optional Items.. .............................................................
2.15 Carrying the Printer ......................................................
2.1.6 Opening and Closing the Printer.. .................................
2.2 Installing the EP-L Cartridge ...................................................
2.3 Loading Paper .........................................................................
2.3.1 About Paper .................................................................
2.3.2 Loading Paper Into the Multi-purpose Tray ................
2.4 Selecting Paper Delivery .........................................................
2.5 Connecting the Power Cord ....................................................
2.6 Connecting the Interface Cable ...............................................
2.7 Adjusting Print Quality ...........................................................
3. Initial Operation
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3.1 Front Panel ..............................................................................
3.1.1 Powering Up ................................................................
3.1.2 The Buttons ..................................................................
3.1.3 Light Indicators ............................................................
3.1.4 Hex Dump ....................................................................
3.2 Self Test.. .................................................................................
3.2.1 Printing Test Sheets .....................................................
3.2.2 Status Sheet Description ..............................................
3.3 Programming from the Control Panel .....................................
4. Quick Start with the Star LaserPrinter
4111: A Tutorial
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4.1 Preliminaries.. ..........................................................................
4.2 Control Panel ...........................................................................
4.2.1 Basic operations ...........................................................
Connecting
the Printer to the Computer.. ................................
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4.3.1 Selecting the Serial Interface .......................................
4.3.2 Activating the Parallel Interface ..................................
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4.3.3 Saving the Setting ........................................................
4.3.4 Returning to Factory Settings ......................................
Resolution Enhancement Procedure.. ......................................
Manual Feed.. ..........................................................................
Paper Size ........... ......................................................................
Printing in Landscape Orientation.. .........................................
Changing Character Set.. .........................................................
Selecting Display Language ....................................................
5. Font Selection
6. Interfacing
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the Star LaserPrinter
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Replacing the EP-L cartridge ..................................................
Storage and Handling Precautions for the EP-L cartridge ..... ..6 9
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Cleaning the Fixing Assembly ................................................
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Cleaning the Exterior of the Printer ........................................
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Error Messages Displayed on the Screen ................................ .73
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Service Call Messages.. ...........................................................
8.2. I Engine Service Call Messages ..................................... .74
8.2.2 Controller Service Call Messages ................................. 74
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Operator Call Messages ...........................................................
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8.3.1 Engine Problems ..........................................................
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X.3.2 Font Cartridge Problems ..............................................
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8.3.3 Optional Hardware.. .....................................................
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X.3.4 Change Paper Size .......................................................
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X.3.5 Manual Paper Feed ......................................................
Operator Information Messages ............................................... 8 I
X.4. I Host Communication
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X.4.2 Function or Size Incompatibility
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X.4.3 Font Cartridge ..............................................................
8. Troubleshooting
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Programs
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Release 2.. ............................................................
6.2 WordPerfect Version 5 ............................................................
6.3 Microsoft Word 4.0 ..................................................................
6.4 Microsoft Windows .................................................................
7. Maintaining
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With Applications
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Messages.. .....................................................................
8.6 Paper Jamming ........................................................................
8.6.1 Clearing paper jams .....................................................
8.7 Streaky Prints ..........................................................................
8.7.1 White Streaks ...............................................................
8.7.2 Stains on Transparency Films ......................................
9. Options
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9. I Paper Feeder and Cassettes .....................................................
9.2 Expansion RAM Board ...........................................................
9.3 Font Cartridge .........................................................................
10. Specifications
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10.1 Specifications ........................................................................
10.2 Reliability .............................................................................
10.3 Pin Functions on Interfaces ..................................................
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Glossary
Index
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Congratulations on purchasing a Star LaserPrinter 4111. You will be delighted with both the quality of the printed images and the ease of operation.
With your computer and this printer, you can create professional-looking
documents.
This Operations Manual is one of two that explore the entire range of printing
possibilities of the Star LaserPrinter 4111.This manual is for beginners and
for those who plan to concentrate on the basics. Advanced users and those
interested in programming should refer to the Applications Manual.
Chapter 2 begins with an overview of the manual and of the Star Laser
printer. This chapter explains how to unpack your new printer and prepare
it for initial operation. Chapter 3 explains how to operate the printer’s control
panel and display screen.
Some people like to skip the preliminary explanations and begin using the
printer immediately. Chapter 4 provides the information for such a fast start.
If you begin with Chapter 4, at some later time you should read the rest of the
manual in sequence, for a more complete picture of your printer and its
operations.
Chapter 5 describes the type characteristics
printed pages that professional look.
The Star LaserPrinter
that will enable you to give your
4111emulates the operation of the HP LaserJet III.
With this capability, the Star LaserPrinter
will operate with a wide range
of applications programs on the market. Chapter 6 provides the information
that will allow you to use your printer with four popular applications
programs: Lotus l-2-3, WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Windows.
Chapter 7 and 8 describe the maintenance and troubleshooting operations to
keep your Star LaserPrinter 4111working in “perfect” condition.
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1.1 LASER PRINTING
Before you begin learning about your new Star LaserPrinter 4111, you may
find it helpful to know something about laser printing itself.
A laser is actually a beam of light of just one wavelength (Laser is an acronym
for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). Such a beam
of light, described as “highly coherent”, can be focused very sharply. Lasers,
generated by gases, liquids or semiconductors, are widely used in applications ranging from surgery to the visual arts.
Laser printing is a process that uses a laser beam - in this case, generated
by a semiconductorto activate portions of an electrically charged surface.
These activated parts represent the words, numbers, or graphics being sent
from the computer for printing. Other parts of the printer transfer this image
to paper, then clean the surface and prepare it to receive more information to
be printed.
In other words, this process is a type of laser-activated
temporary engraving.
In the Star LaserPrinter 4111,two interconnected units produce the complete
printing process: the toner cartridge and the printer body.
The toner cartridge contains the drum, which is the rotating surface. In the
darkness of the toner cartridge, the drum holds a negative charge placed on
it by the primary corona wire in the printer. Shutters on the bottom of the toner
cartridge assure that no unwanted light penetrates its interior.
When text or graphics are sent by the computer to the printer, laser beam is
generated by a semiconductor laser diode. This beam is focused by special
scanning mirrors that turn the light beam into a tool that “writes” or “prints”
on the surface of the drum. The areas of the drum touched by the laser beam
lose their negative charge and contain a reverse image of the information sent
from the computer. As the drum rotates, it passes a developer unit that is also
rotating, but in the opposite direction. The surface of the developer unit is
covered with toner (“ink”) which has a negative charge. The neutralized
portions of the drum, containing the information to be printed, pick up
negatively charges toner from the developer unit.
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At this point, paper fed from the paper cassette moves through the transfer
unit, from which it receives a positive charge. As the drum rotates, the
negatively charged particles of toner are attracted to the positively charged
surface of the paper.
A combination of heat and pressure fuse the image to the paper. The paper
is then ejected from the printer.
Finally, a cleaning mechanism in the toner cartridge cleans excess toner from
the drum, and a special light beam neutralizes its entire surface. Then the
entire process can begin again.
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1.2 THE STAR LASERPRINTER
INTRODUCTION
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You will meet each portion of your Star LaserPrinter 4111 as you read this
manual, but a brief introduction is in order here. The following figures show
the front, rear and inside views of the printer.
@ Side Cover
83 Release Button
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‘& Multi-purpose
Face-down Tray
Tray (MP Tray)
13 Paper Stop
@ Extension Tray
@ Control Panel
@ Paper Guide
6J’Cartridge
$3 Front Upper Door
Slot
@ Power Switch
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@ Paper Delivery Selector
Rear View
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Parallel Interface Connector
@ Serial Interface Connector
Inside View
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@ Power Receptacle
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Density Adjustment Lever
@ Transfer Roller
@ EP-L Cartridge
@ Paper Access Door
@ Pick-up Roller
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@ Fixing Assembly Cover
@ Feed Roller
Separation Pad
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The fact that you’re now reading this manual shows that you’ve got at least
as opening the carton containing your new Star LaserPrinter 4111. This
chapter will help you to unpack the printer, set it up, and get it running.
First, though, you should make some preparations. You may already have
decided on the printer’s new location. Whether you have or have not, run
through this checklist of requirements:
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Environmental control
The printer and toner cartridge should never be exposed to strong sunshine
or other direct heat sources. It should also be located away from air
conditioning ducts, dust and fumes. Excessive moisture should be
avoided, such as humidity in excess of 80% or less than 20%. If it is
comfortable for you, then it will be comfortable for your printer.
A large, strong table or stand
The printer weighs approx. 22Slbs (1Okg) and must be firmly supported.
Also, the printer will need more room than it takes up in the shipping
carton, because the paper tray will extend forward from the front; so plan
for a space at least 2 x 3.2 ft (0.6m’).
A three-pronged outlet
The outlet should be no more than 8 feet (2Sm) from the printer (the length
of the power cord), preferably one shielded from power fluctuations. In
any case, no motor-driven appliance should be connected to the same
outlet, to avoid interface with the printer’s operations.
A fresh toner cartridge (product #EP-L)
Paper
A package of 16-201b (60- 13.5g/m2) photocopier paper is best tostart with;
however, the printer can use thicker paper, as well as special media, such
as envelopes and transparent sheets.
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2.1 UNPACKING
The printer comes in two boxes. The large box contains the printer and its
accessories, and the smaller one contains the EP-L cartridge. Follow these
instructions when unpacking.
2.1.1 Unpacking the Printer
Follow the instructions below to unpack the printer.
1. Open the large box, and remove the accessories box.
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printer (for new location or service etc.), use these materials to
protect the printer from damage.
2.7.2 Checking the Parts
Before setting up the printer, make sure that all standard items shown below
are provided and they are free from damage. If any of these items are missing
or damaged, contact your supplier.
PWW cord
Operations
manual
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2.1.3 Unpacking the EP-L Cartridge
Open the small box (see the illustration
material from the EP-L cartridge.
below) and remove the packing
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CAUTION: 1) Do not open the aluminum bag containing the cartridge until
you are ready to install it in the printer.
2) Do not lean the cartridge against anything or turn it upside
down.
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2.1.4 Optional Items
Some of the following items may have been ordered. Unpack them. For
details, refer to “Chapter 9. Options”.
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Cassette (A4, Letter, Legal, Executive size)
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2.1.5 Carrying the Printer
Whenever moving the printer from one place to another, always make sure
the multi-purpose tray is closed, and carry the printer firmly at the bottom
with two
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CAUTION: Never attempt to carry the printer using the face-down slot.
NOTE: When moving the printer, remove the EP-L cartridge from the
printer. After removing the cartridge from the printer, replace it in
the aluminum bag in which it was originally packed, or cover it with
a thick cloth to protect it from direct light.
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2.1.6 Opening and Closing the Printer
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When opening the printer’s side cover, do not stop it in the half-way. This
will open the protective shutter of the drum, and light will permanently
damage the drum.
Do not place anything beside the printer. It may damage the multi-purpose
tray when the tray is opened.
Do not put anything in or on the multi-purpose
not press the tray downward.
tray except paper, and do
CAUTION: The parts of the printer shaded in the illustration below become
extremely hot when the printer is used. To avoid any personal
injury, do not touch these parts when the printer is open.
Although the printer’s cover is closed while printing, it will need to be
opened when replacing the EP-L cartridge when clearing paper jams. Open
or close the cover in the following way:
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Opening the Cover
1. Hold the knob of the multi-purpose
tray and pull it to open the tray.
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3. Press the release button (at the right) upwards and open the cover.
cover opens to about 80 degrees (the multi-purpose
about 90 degrees.).
tray then opens to
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stoppers upwards and removing it (as shown in the illustration
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Closing the Cover
1. Using both hands. lift the cover and close it gently until it latches.
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2. Lift the multi-purpose
tray and close it until it latches on both sides.
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Important Notice
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Install the EP-L cartridge immediately after opening the aluminum bag.
Permanent damage can be caused by light to the photosensitive drum.
NEVER expose the cartridge to the strong light (more than 15000 lux) or
room lighting (1000 lux) for more than five minutes.
Do not open the drum protective shutter on the EP-L cartridge.
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Keep the cartridge away from CRTs, disk drives, diskettes, etc. Otherwise, CRTs and disk drives can be damaged, and data on diskettes can be
destroyed by the magnet inside the cartridge.
When handling the cartridge, do not touch the bottom of the EP-L
cartridge. Print quality will be adversely affected if the protective shutter
is open and the drum is damaged. The drum can also be damaged if it
exposed to light.
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Always keep the EP-L cartridge with the label facing up. Do not turn it
upside down or stand it on end. The toner may become caked, and this
causes print quality to deteriorate.
Use the cartridge before the expiry date printed on the carton. Otherwise,
print quality may deteriorate.
Use only genuine EP-L cartridges as recommended
by your supplier.
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Follow the instructions below to install the EP-L cartridge for the first time,
or replace an used one.
1. Open the multi-purpose tray and the side cover as described in “2.1.6
Opening and Closing the Printer”.
2. If you are installing the EP-L cartridge for the first time, skip to step 3. If
you are replacing the old EP-L cartridge, remove it by pulling it by the tab.
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located at the right, and try again.
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3. Open the aluminum bag containing the EP-L cartridge and remove it.
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Save the aluminum bag, as you may need it for storing the cartridge
when you move the printer to another place in the future.
4. Holding the cartridge with both hands, rock it gently from end to end, 5
or 6 times, to distribute the toner evenly. If the toner is not distributed
evenly in the cartridge, it may adversely affect print quality.
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5. Place the cartridge on a tlat surface. While holding down the cartridge
with one hand, use the other hand to pull the orange tab to remove the seal.
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surface. Otherwise, the tape may break or snap, making the cartridge
unusable.
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6. Holding the cartridge by the tab, align the arrow on the cartridge with the
V mark on the printer.
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7. Slide the cartridge into the printer gently.
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accordance with their installation manuals.
install them in
2) When replacing the cartridge, clean the fixing assembly,
described in “7.3 Cleaning the Fixing Assembly”.
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2.3 LOADING PAPER
2.3.7 About Paper
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Print quality and printer life are greatly affected by the paper used. Paper can
be fed into the printer either from the multi-purpose tray or paper cassette (if
cassette is installed). Types and sizes of paper can be used with the multipurpose tray are listed below.
Size
Type
Weight
Print delivery
97 x 148 - 216 x 356mm
Plain paper
(Letter, Legal, A4, B5,
60 - 105g/m’
Face-down/up
Executive)
L.
Transparency films
Letter, A4
Face-up
Labels
Letter, A4
Face-up
Envelopes
97 x 148 - 216 x 356mm
60 - 9Og/m*
Face-up
2.3.2 Loading Paper Into the Multi-purpose Tray
1. If the multi-purpose
it forward.
tray is not open, open it by unlatching and bringing
2. Hold the arrow at the center of the multi-purpose
extension tray.
tray, then pull out the
3. Slide the paper guide to the left.
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surface.
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Slide the paper stack gently into the printer as far as it will go. Make sure
that the height of the paper stack does not exceed the mark on the paper
guide.
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6. Slide the left-hand paper guide so that it touches the left side of the paper
stack. Make sure that the paper guide does not press too tightly or fit too
loosely against the paper stack. Otherwise, this can cause paper jams or
other problems.
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2.4 SELECTING
PAPER DELIVERY
The printer provides two types of paper delivery; face-up and face-down.
With face-down delivery, the paper is ejected from the printer with the
printed side facing downward. With face-up delivery, the paper is ejected
with the printed side facing upward.
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1. Open the multi-purpose
tray by unlatching and bringing it forward.
2. For face-down delivery, simply open the multi-purpose
tray.
3. Adjust the paper stop located on the top of the printer to the position which
matches the paper size.
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Selecting Face-up Delivery
1. Open the multi-purpose
tray by unlatching and bringing it forward.
2. Switch the paper delivery selector for the face-up position.
3. Attach the face-up print tray to the side cover of the printer. Fit the pegs
at the sides of the tray into the holes in the printer.
When face-up printing is finished and the multi-purpose tray is closed, the
printer automatically switches back to face-down delivery.
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2.5 CONNECTING
THE POWER CORD
Make sure that the power switch on the printer is set to OFF, then connect the
power cord to the printer and a AC power outlet as shown below:
1. Make sure that the power switch of the printer is off (that the “0” side of
the switch is pressed down).
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the AC outlet.
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Only use the power cable supplied with the printer. Note that this power cable
is fitted with a ground pin. This grounding is an important safety feature and
should not be ignored. If a suitable grounded socket is not available, contact
a qualified electrician to rectify the situation.
2.6 CONNECTING
THE INTERFACE CABLE
The host computer transmits information to the printer along an interface
cable. The printer is provided with two types of interface (serial and parallel).
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kind of interface cable (serial or parallel) you want to use, and purchase the
appropriate cable from your supplier.
1. Before connecting the interface cable, make sure that the power to the
printer and the computer is turned off.
2. Plug one end of the interface cable into the appropriate connector on the
rear side of the printer.
3. For parallel (Centronics) interface, secure the cable connector
connector clips. For serial interface, fasten the cable connector
screws.
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4. Connect the other end of the cable to the appropriate interface on the host
computer.
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interface is to be used, you need to select the interface on the control
panel. See “4.3. I Selecting the Serial Interface” for selecting the
type of interface.
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2.7 ADJUSTING
PRINT QUALITY
At some time you may find that the quality of the printing is not what you
want. You may run test prints and then make the printing lighter or darker by
adjusting the the print density adjustment lever located inside the printer.
1. Hold the knob of the multi-purpose
tray and pull it to open the tray.
2. Press the release button (at the right) upwards and open the cover.
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To reduce the density, move the lever to the left.
NOTE: The density adjustment lever has four settings from left to right. As
you move the lever, it clicks at each of the two positions in the
middle.
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3.1 FRONT PANEL
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The front panel of the Star LaserPrinter 4111is a combination
and interactive message center. The panel consists of:
control board
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a 1 line, 16 character LCD display screen
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5 LED lights, 1 orange and 4 green
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contact buttons
The momentary contact buttons permit you to instructions to the printer. In
turn. the printer uses the display screen and the light indicators to convey
information to you.
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The screen display is the primary way the printer communicates with the
operator. It informs the operator about the machine’s state, the printer’s
status, alarm conditions that require some action by the operator, “soft”
errors, and messages when selecting current, initial and default printer
parameters. The LEDs provide an “at glance” summary of the printer’s
status.
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The printer operates in two main modes when the printer is Off Line:
1. Normal Mode (white buttons) - performs function labeled on the button.
2. Program Mode (brown buttons) - press the [PROGRAM]
menu selections.
button to enter
The meaning and use of the panel buttons depends on the mode in which the
printer is operating.
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3.1.1 Powering Up
Take note of the following points when turning on or off.
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When the printer is connected directly to a computer:
Power on: First turn on the computer, and then turn on the printer.
Power off: First turn off the printer, and then turn off the computer.
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When the printer is connected to a computer through other devices:
Power on: First turn on the computer, then other devices, and finally turn
on the printer.
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Power off: First turn off the printer, then other devices, and finally turn off
the computer.
CAUTION:
Always wait at least three seconds between turning off and
turning on again.
Turn on the printer by pressing the “I” side of the power switch. The printer
will begin its internal diagnostics and warming up, displaying a series of
message on the screen as follows.
1. All LEDs are lit and the LCD display screen turns black.
2. The screen displays “LaserPrinter
4111”.
3. Then the screen displays “Memory Test 1 MB”.
If an optional I MB RAM board has been installed, the message will display
+‘Memory Test 2 MB”. The actual value will depend on the size of the RAM board
installed ( 1. 2 or 4 megabytes).
4. After a short while, the screen displays “EEPROM LOAD DONE” for a
moment. This means that default parameters have been read from the
EEPROM and the EEPROM CRC has been checked.
5. “PRINTER WARMUP” is displayed, the READY indicator starts blinking
and the ON LINE lights up.
6. When the printer is ready, the screen displays “PRINTER READY” and the
READY indicator is now continuously lit.
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3.1.2 The Buttons
This section explains the various meaning and uses of the buttons, including
their light indicators, where present. Keep in mind that the buttons’ functions
depend on the mode the printer is in: the Normal Mode and Program Mode.
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Pressing this button switches the printer from Off Line to On
Line or vice versa. When the printer is On Line (ON LINE LED
is lit), the printer is able to receive information from the
computer and print it. All other buttons (except for the [ERROR
SKIP] button under certain conditions) are inactive when the printer is On
Line. When the printer is Off Line, the printer is unable to receive information and print, but the other switches can be used. If the printer is in the
Program Mode, pressing this buttonexits from the Program Mode, and enters
to the Normal Mode.
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ON LINE
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When the printer is On Line, the LED is on.
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When the printer is Off Line, the LED is off.
[PRINT]
This button is active only when the printer is Off Line. Pressing
the switch will print any page. If there is no page, the depression
of the switch will be ignored. When printing is in operation, the
LED is on.
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PRINT
[ERROR SKIP/<]
This button is basically active only when the printer is Off Line.
In the Normal Mode, a depression of this button has no effect
if no alarm condition exists. However, if an alarm or warning
condition exists, pressing this switch causes the printer to
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return to the previous state after corrective action has been taken.
ERROR
SKIP
When the printer is Off Line and in the Program Mode, this key is called
NEXT. During programming, pressing this button displays the various items
under a category for the operator to select next in the sequence.
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[TEST/>]
TEST
This button has two functions when the printer is Off Line.
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Pressing this button when the printer is in the Non-menu
Mode will operate in the following sequence:
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I ) Pressing this button displays “HOLD FOR TEST”. If the button is released
while this message is displayed, the printer returns to the previous state.
2) If the button is held down for two seconds, the screen will display
“STATUS SHEET”. If the button is released, the printer will print a status
sheet (see 3.2.1 Printing Test Seets).
3) If the button is pressed for more two seconds, the screen will display
“FONT LIST”, and a font list will be printed (see 3.2. I Printing Test Sheets).
4) If the button is pressed for more two seconds, “CLEANINGPAPER” will be
displayed and a cleaning paper will be printed (see 3.2. I Printing Test
Sheets).
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In the Program Mode, pressing the [TEST] button as PREVIOUS presents
the available items in reverse sequence.
[RESET/v]
This button has three functions when the printer is Off Line.
RESET
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Pressing and holding this button when the printer is in the
Normal Mode displays “HOLD FOR RESET”. If this button is
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held for more than three seconds, “REINITIALIZE”message is
displayed and the printer is reinitialized to the initial settings of the
emulation currently selected. This will also clear the input buffer, any
page in composition, and composed pages queued up.
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When the printer is in the Program Mode, this button is called ENTER.
Pressing the button selects the value with a @.
Turning on the power while holding down the button causes the printer to
enter the display language selection mode. (See “4.9 Selecting Display
Language”.)
[PROGRAM//\]
To start using the Program Mode, you must first set the printer
Off Line, then press the [PROGRAM] button. Within a programming sequence, pressing the [PROGRAM] button takes the
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programming Menu to the next higher level, or exits from the
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Program Mode and displays “PRINTER READY”. For details, refer to 3.3
Programming from the Control Panel.
PROGRAM
This printer keeps two types of user default settings: Mode 1 and Mode 2.
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The Mode I is the normal default set on power-up or hard reset. You can
select either Mode I or Mode 2 by using [PROGRAM] button in normal Off
Line mode.
Pressing and holding this button for two seconds, the screen will display
“NO CHANGE”. Release the button and press it again. Now the screen will
display “MODE 1”. If you release and press the button once more, “MODE 2”
is shown on the screen.
When you press the other button, the initial setting is changed
displayed mode setting.
to the
[FEEDER SELECT]
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This button controls from where the printer will expect paper
when printing. To change from one source to another, the
printer must be Off Line. press the [ON LINE] button if the ON
LINE LED is on, then hold down the [FEEDER SELECT ] button
for a while. The screen will display “FEEDER SELECT”.
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1) If the button is released while this message is displayed, the screen
displays the current feeder selection (e.g. multi-purpose tray). Further
presses will cycle through the options below:
Cassette Only
Auto Selection
Cassette
MP Tray
Manual Feed
Cassette Only
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NOTE:
(1) The screen display will indicate only available selection, If the LC
Cassette unit is not installed, only MP TRAY and MANUAL FEED are
displayed.
(2) The Factory Setting is MP Tray. However, when the LC Cassette unit is
installed, the Factory Setting will be changed to CASSETTE ONLY.
(3) If the DATA LED is lit or blinking, the new selection will be stored in
Initial Setting and issued at the top of the first page stored in the printer.
2) Holding down this button for more than 2 seconds causes the screen to
display “MP TRAY SIZE”. If the button is released while this message is
displayed, the screen will display the current multi-purpose tray size.
Further presses will cycle through the options below:
Paper: Letter
Paper: Legal
Paper: A4
Paper: Executive
Paper: 85
ENV: Monarch
ENV: COM-10
ENV: lntntnl DL
ENV: lntntnl C5
Paper: Letter
NOTE:
( I ) The paper size selected by this button will be stored in Current and Initial
Settings.
(2) This option is available in all feeder selections except Cassette Only.
To exit from this mode. press the [ON LINE], [TEST], [RESET] or [PROGRAM]
button.
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3.1.3 Light Indicators
[READY]
READY
The READY LED indicates that the printer is ready for use
when it is lit. This LED flashes the printer is warming up, then
lights continuously.
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[ALARM]
ALARM
The ALARM LED will light up in the event of an error which
requires operator to take action (e.g. paper out). The bell will
sound for 2 seconds whenever this LED lights up.
[DATA]
The DATA LED shows the data status of the printer. It is
continuously lit when data has been received and not printed
DATA
yet, and it flashes when the printer is waiting for more data. The
DATA LED will go out when all received data has been
processed. Do not turn the printer off while the DATA LED is lit, otherwise
data will be lost.
[ON LINE]
The ON LINE LED shows that the printer is ready to receive
data (the printer is set On Line) when this LED is lit. This LED
ON LINE
is off when the printer is not ready for receiving data (the printer
is set Off Line). The LED flashes when the printer is printing
a page or when the printing is switching from On Line to Off Line.
[PRINT]
PRINT
This LED is continuously lit while a page is being transferred
through the printer. Otherwise, the LED is always off.
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3.1.4 Hex Dump
The Star LaserPrinter 4111 can also operate in the hexadecimal mode. This
means that it will print information sent to it in its equivalent hexadecimal
notation (in base 16 numbers). This mode is useful in correcting communication incompatibilities between some computers and Star LaserPrinter 4111,
that can result in incorrect text or formatting. For information on performing
a Hex Dump, see the Applications Manual.
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3.2 SELF TEST
The Star LaserPrinter 4111’s test print provides a complete summary of what
it is currently capable doing for you. It shows the quality of the printing of
text. It summarizes the printer’s configuration, including amount of memory
and which fonts are installed or available. It explains how the printed page
will look at the current settings. This includes paper size and page layout. It
tells whether the parallel or serial interface is active.
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3.2.1 Printing Test Sheets
There are three stages to the self test. Also refer to [TEST/>]
Buttons.
of 3.1.2 The
1) Printing a status sheet
Hold the [TEST] button until the screen displays “HOLD FOR TEST” then
“STATUS SHEET”.
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Releasing the button will print the 1 page status sheet.
2) Printing a font list
Hold the [TEST] button for four seconds, until the screen displays “FONT
LIST”.
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When you release the button, the printer will produce a font list.
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3) Printing a cleaning paper
Hold the [TEST] button for six seconds, until the screen displays “CLEANING
PAPER”.
When you release the button, the printer will produce a cleaning paper. This
paper is used to clean the fixing assembly (see 7.3 Cleaning the Fixing
Assembly).
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3.2.2 Status Sheet Description
You can tell several things about the printer’s settings by just looking at the
print, without reading any of it. First (and obviously) the printer is operating.
Second. the page is printed in the portrait orientation. That is, the printing
runs on the page the way portraits are usually painted, higher than they are
wide. When the printed area is wider than it is high, the orientation is referred
to as landscape. If the printer is set for landscape orientation, the sample is
printed that way.
The status sheet is divided into two sections. The first section summarizes
your printer’s basic configuration, identifying the version of its operating
system (Firmware rev.) and specifying the amount of total RAM (memory)
and the amount of RAM available for your use. If your printer has an optional
RAM expansion board, its memory size will also be listed here.
The latter portion of the status sheet provides information on the options for
printer operation that are currently active, in the order you are most likely to
need the information. You can change any of these by programming from the
front panel.
Three sets of selected (or default) options are listed:
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Initial - the settings that were selected when the printer was first turned
on.
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Power-up - the settings that are stored in EEPROM (see Glossary).
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Mode 2 - the settings that are stored in NVRAM (see Glossary).
The function of the EMULATION
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GROUP is:
Emulation - the printer whose functions the Star LaserPrinter
to emulate.
4111is set
The NUMBER OF COPIES GROUP function includes;
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Number of copies - the number of copies of each page to be printed.
The function of CHARACTER
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GROUP is:
Character - character source, number, point, pitch, symbol set.
The function of PAGE SIZE GROUP is:
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Page Size - the size of paper.
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Right End - the width of printable area for A4 size.
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The functions of the LAYOUT are:
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Orientation
- portrait or landscape.
Margin settings - left. right and top in relation to the available page area.
and page (text) length in number of lines.
VMI - Vertical Motion Index. VMI refers to the smallest increment that
can be made in the vertical or y axis. Line spacing is a multiple of VMI.
End of line - whether auto wrap function is on or off.
Auto line feed - whether there is an automatic carriage return (CR) at a
paragraph break, an automatic line feed (LF) at the end of each line, and
a form feed (FF) after each page.
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Feeder - whether the paper will be fed from the cassette or manually.
. MP tray size - the size of paper to be used by the multi-purpose
The function of PRINTER COMMANDS
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GROUP is:
Printer Commands - whether the printer
GL/2, or GL/2 only.
The REP is an acronym
function is:
for Resolution
tray.
recognizes
Enhancement
REP - whether the resolution enhancement
both PCL and
Procedure.
This
is active or not.
The PAGE MODE GROUP function includes:
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Page Mode - partial or full
The INP,UT BUFFER GROUP function includes:
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Input Buffer - memory capacity of the input buffer
The function of the INTERFACE
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3.3 PROGRAMMING
PANEL
FROM THE CONTROL
As the status report indicates, the various functions that you can select from
the control panel are arranged in an outline form, or a hierarchy. This means
there are main groups and several levels within each one.
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Remember: you enter (by pressing [v]) or exit (by pressing [A]) a Level to
select the previous (by pressing [>I) or next (by pressing [<I) Item within a
Group.
[EXIT]
[PREVIOUS]
[NEXT]
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[ENTER]
To get into the Program Mode, you must perform two actions:
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Press [ON LINE] to go off the light, then
Press [PROGRAM]. This will cause the screen to respond by displaying the
phrase “NUMBER OF COPIES”.
The order of the main categories within Program Mode is:
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CHARACTER
PAGE SIZE
LAYOUT
PAPER FEED
EMULATION
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PRINTER COMMANDS
REP
PAGE MODE
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INPUT BUFFER
INTERFACE
SET USER DEFAULT
LOAD FACTORY SET
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You move from one item to the next in this level by pressing [<I. Pressing
[c] displays the next item of the next higher level. If no such item exists, [v]
displays the value that is to be selected with 6%added. [ON LINE] ends the
Program Mode. Pressing [>I returns the display to the previous item at the
same level you are currently in. Pressing [A] displays the next lower (previous) level.
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LOAD
SET
FACTORY
USER
SET
DEFAULT
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INTERFACE
INPUT
PAGE
BUFFER
MODE
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REP
PRINTER
COMMANDS
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SERIAL
PARALLEL
SELECTION
FULL
PARTIAL
PAGE
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DTR
ROBUST
POLARITY
XON
PROTOCOL
STOP
BIT
PARITY
DATA
BAUD
BIT
RATE
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0 Skip in Hex Dump mode
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PAPER FEED
EMULATION
MP TRAY
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LAYOUT
PAGE SIZE
CHARACTER
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NUMBER
OF COPIES
FEEDER
SIZE
AUTO
END OF
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VMI
MARGIN
ORIENTATION
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AUTO
SET
DEFAULT
MARGIN
MARGIN
TEXT
TOP
RIGHT
LEFT
LENGTH
MARGIN
MARGIN
MARGIN
NUMBER
SYMBOL SET
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MEMO
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This chapter is designed for dual use, since most computer users fall into one
of two categories. Some people like to read the documentation through from
beginning to end. Others like to plunge right into the hands-on mode, using
documentation as a quick reference, at most.
This chapter is for both groups. It can be read in sequence with the rest of the
book, or it can be used as a stand-alone aid.
4.1 PRELIMINARIES
Your Star LaserPrinter
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the printer body
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the EP-L cartridge
4111comes in two basic parts:
When you place your printer for use with your computer, be sure that:
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it sits on a strong, stable table
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there is circulation
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you remove all the packing material before you use the printer.
on all sides, including the bottom
If you are just setting up your Star LaserPrinter 4111, and have not read the
material in Chapter 2, please take the time to read the section “2.2 Installing
the EP-L Cartridge”. It is very vital that you handle and install this component precisely, because it contains important laser printing devices, as well
as the toner (“ink”) that actually prints on the paper.
In addition to the multi-purpose tray that is provided as a standard feature,
various types of paper can be fed into the printer using an op:ional paper
feeder unit. Five different cassettes are available for use with the feeder unit;
A4, Letter, Legal, Executive and Envelope. For installing the feeder unit and
cassettes, see separate manuals.
The printer’s on-off switch is located at the front.
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4.2 CONTROL PANEL
The front panel of the printer provides information about the printer’s
internal and operating status. It also allows you to program it for your (and
your computer’s) specific needs. The Star LaserPrinter 4111 works in two
basic modes when the printer is off line:
Normal mode-using
Program mode-using
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the white buttons
the brown buttons
The buttons have different functions in each mode:
BUTTON
FRONT PANEL MODE
(WHITE BUTTONS)
PROGRAM MODE
(BROWN BUTTONS)
[ON LINE]
When light is on printer can
print. When light is off all
other buttons are enabled
Fast exit (termination) of Program Mode (returns to Printer
Ready)
[PRINT]
Print information
No function
[ERROR SKIP/<]
Continue printing or display
error code
Display next item within current level of menu selections
[TEST/>]
Initiate tests
Display previous item within
current level of menu selections
[RESET/v]
Discard information
Display next level withincurrent item of menu selection.
When in last level of current
item, executes function
[PROGRAM/A]
Enter program mode or select
default setting
Display previous level within
current item of menu selection
[FEEDER SELECT]
Select paper source for
printing
No function
in memory
[EXIT]
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[ENTER]
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Remember: you enter (by pressing [v]) or exit (by pressing [A]) a Level to
select the previous (by pressing [a]) or next (by pressing [<I) Item within a
Group.
The front panel also has some lights. When lit they mean:
READY (green) -
the printer is ready for printing or for programming
ALARM (orange) DATA (green) -
information
ON LINE (green) PRINT (green) -
an error condition exists and the printer is Off Line
received, not yet printed
the printer is ready for printing
the printer is printing information
4.2.1 Basic operations
Ther are four basic operations performed
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from the panel:
On Line and Off Line -The printer can receive information from the
computer and print it only when it is On Line. When the printer is On
Line, the light on the [ON LINE] button will be lit. For all other functions,
the printer must be Off Line. This is accomplished by pressing the
[ON LINE] button until its light is out.
Form feed - The printer may have unprinted information in its
memory. This is indicated by the lighted DATA light. To clear it from
the printer, take the printer Off Line. Then press [PRINT]. When all the
remaining information is printed, the paper will be ejected and the
DATA light will go our.
Error Skip - In case of an error, the printer will go Off Line and stop
printing. If the error is minor, it is possible to continue printing. To do
this, press [ERROR SKIP], then [ON LINE] until its light is on. If the error
was minor, printing will resume. If the error was more serious, the panel
will provide information on how to handle it.
Reset -To clear the printer memory and restore settings to emulation
defaults, press [RESET].
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Before you begin printing, at any time, but especially when you are new to
the process. it is a good idea to run a test or sample print. To do this, take the
printer Off Line. Then press and hold [TEST] until the display reads Status
Sheet. The printer will provide a status sheet showing.
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its configuration
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the quality of its text printing, and
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a summary of its settings -
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initial and power-up preset.
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4.3 CONNECTING
COMPUTER
THE PRINTER TO THE
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The Star LaserPrinter 4111 comes equipped with a standard Centronics
parallel interface. and an RS-232 serial interface. They can be connected
simultaneously, though only one can be active at any one time.
The printer comes from the factory pre-set with the Centronics parallel
interface active. You can confirm this by looking at the Interface Group
portion of the sample print.
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Status and Setup Report
Configuration
Firmware rev.:
Page count:
RAM size:
On-board
Expansion
Available
1.00
1210
1024K bytes
OK bytes
628K bytes
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This means that the Centronics parallel interface is active. If the serial port
were active, that line would state serial.
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If you are going to use a Centronics interface, you don’t need to make any
changes. If you want to use an RS-232 interface, you must perform a
programming sequence. Programming will involve pressing various panel
keys and following the information provided on the display screen. The
control panel indicates the selected function with the@ symbol following the
function displayed.
4.3.1 Selecting the Serial Interface
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Take the printer Off Line by pressing the [ON LINE] button until the
button’s light is ofs
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Then press [PROGRAM].
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Press [<I until the display screen reads
INTERFACE
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Press [v]. Now the screen will read
PARALLEL@
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Now press [<I. The screen will change to
SERIAL
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With the display reading SERIAL, this time press [v]. The screen will
show
BAUDRATE
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Pressing [v] now displays
9600baud
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Press [<I to display a series of options, from 300 to 38400. Keep
pressing until the one you want appears on the screen.
Pressing [v] now displays
9600baudQ
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Then press [A] displays BAUD RATE. Pressing [e] displays these options:
DATA BIT
PARITY
STOP BIT
PROTOCOL
ROBUST-XON
DTR POLARITY
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The settings from the factory for these options are:
8 bit
no parity
1 stop bit
DTR
High
Whenever you want to change any of the serial parameters, follow the same
sequence as for selecting the baud rate. For example, to change the data bit,
at SERIAL press [v] then [<I until DATA BIT is displayed on the screen.
Pressing [v] will display the first option, and [c] will give the rest of them.
Press [v] when your choice appears on the screen. Finally, press [ON LINE],
which readies the Star LaserPrinter 4111for printing.
If your applications program requires an XON/XOFF handshake (“software”
rather than DTR “hardware”), set it from the SERIAL menu by
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DTR
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Pressing [<I until the display rends XON/XOFF. Press
[v]
to execute.
4.3.2 Activating the Parallel Interface
To return to a parallel interface, do this:
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Take the printer Off Line by pressing the [ON LINE] button until the
button’s light is c?jjf
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Then press [PROGRAM].
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Press [c] until the screen displays
INTERFACE
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Press [v], which displays
SERIAL @
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Press [<I which gives
PARALLEL
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Press [v] to select parallel.
Pressing [ON LINE] will allow the Star LaserPrinter
printing through the parallel interface.
4111 to begin
4.3.3 Saving the Setting
The new setting will remain in the printer’s RAM memory until it is turned
off. To understand why, you should realize that there are four different types
of settings stored in the printer’s memories.
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The FACTORY SETTINGS, which are those put into the printer’s
unchangable ROM memory at the factory.
The POWER-UP SETTINGS, which the user can create, then store in a
permanent memory called EEPROM, even when the power is turned off
at the end of the session in which they are created. These settings will then
override the Factory Settings, being activated when the printer is turned
off, then on again.
The INITIAL SETTINGS, which the user can create and use as long as the
printer is not turned off. These are stored in temporary or volatile RAM
memory. They override the Power-up Settings.
The CURRENT SETTINGS, which are those stored in temporary RAM
memory. These may be issued by software commands that override all
other settings.
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To make the setting permanent, you must save it in EEPROM! Perform this
programming sequence, after taking the printer Off Line.
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Press [PROGRAM].
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Press [<I until the screen displays
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SET USER DEFAULT
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Press [v], after which the screen will display
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MODE 1
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Press [c] when you want to store the new setting to the other mode.
Press [v] when the desired mode is selected.
Now the screen will display
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EEPROM LOAD DONE
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Finally, press [ON LINE]. Yournew settings are now saved, and you can
continue with other printing, if desired.
4.3.4 Returning to Factory Settings
If for some reason you want to start from the beginning, with the original
factory settings, follow this procedure:
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In the Program mode, press [<I until the screen reads
LOAD FACTORY SET
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Press [v]. The screen will display
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Pressing [-cl display the other option:
US Set
Select the one you want.
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Press [v]. The screen will display briefly
LOAD FROM ROM OK
then
LOAD FACTORY SET
Tnk factory settings are now restored, and you can go On Line for other
activities.
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4.4 RESOLUTION
ENHANCEMENT
PROCEDURE
The Resolution Enhancement refines the print quality of characters and
graphics by “smoothing” the fine gradations along the edge of the printed
image.
When the optional expansion RAM board is installed into the Star LaserPrinter
4111, you can select this Resolution Enhancement Procedure.
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Take the printer Off Line by pressing the [ON LINE] botton.
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Then press the [PROGRAM]
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Press [<I until the display screen reads
to enter the program mode.
REP
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Press [v]. Now the screen will read
OFF@
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ON
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Press [v] to select it.
Pressing [ON LINE] will allow the Star LaserPrinter
resolution enhancment procedure.
4III to use the
4.5 MANUAL FEED
The Star LaserPrinter 4111 can feed paper automatically using an optional
cassette. If an optional cassette is installed, the factory default of feeder is
Cassette Only. To change this setting from the control panel, put the printer
Off Line, and press [PROGRAM].
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PAPER FEED
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Press [v], and the screen will now display:
FEEDER
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Press [v], which will display
Cassette Only@
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Pressing [e] displays these options:
Auto Selection
Cassette
MP Tray
Manual Feed
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Press [<I to display
Mp Tray
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or
Manual Feed
Pressing [v] confirms the change.
Finally, press the [ON LINE] button to make the Star LaserPrinter
ready for printing.
4111
Manual paper feeding should always be done from the multi-purpose tray
(MP tray). If OHP transparencies, label sheets or envelopes are to be fed
manually, the face-up tray should be used.
If during either manual or automatic feed, you get a paper jam, refer to the
chapter on “Troubleshooting,”
for ways to clear the machine.
4.6 PAPER SIZE
The factory default of MP TRAY SIZE is A4 paper. If you want to use other
size of paper or envelopes, you must first instruct the printer. After going Off
Line and pressing [PROGRAM]:
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Press,[<] until the screen reads
PAPER FEED
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Press [v], which will display
FEEDER
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Pressing [<I displays
MP TRAY SIZE
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Press [v], which will display
Paper:
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A4 (for EC set) or Letter (for US set)@
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Pressing [<I repeatedly
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Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
:
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:
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will list the other choices,
Letter
Legal
A4
Executive
B5
Env.
Env.
Env.
Env.
Press [v] when the required paper/envelope
screen.
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Monarch
COM-10
lntntnl DL
lntntnl C5
size is displayed
Finally, press [ON LINE], which readies the Star LaserPrinter
printing.
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4111 for
Before you start printing, refill the cassette with the appropriate paper.
4.7 PRINTING IN LANDSCAPE
ORIENTATION
If you want to change from portrait to landscape orientation for your
printed page, follow this procedure, after going Off Line and pressing
[PROGRAM]:
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Press [<I until you get
LAYOUT
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Press [v], which will display
ORIENTATION
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Press [v] for
Portrait@
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Pressing [<I gives
Landscape
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Pressing [v] selects Landscape.
4.8 CHANGING
CHARACTER
SET
If you want to use a character set other than that provided at the factory,
follow this procedure:
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Press [c] until you see
CHARACTER
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Press [v], which displays
SOURCE R (or SOURCE C or SOURCE S)@
(SOURCE R means Resident, SOURCE C for Cartridge, and SOURCE S
for Soft font)
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NUMBER l@
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Press [ON LINE].
4.9 SELECTING
DISPLAY LANGUAGE
The language for display can be selected from English, French, German,
Italian or Spanish. To select the display language, turn off the printer then
follow the procedure below.
1, Hold down [RESET/v] and turn on the printer (make sure that [RESET/v]
is held at least until the screen displays “SELECT LANGUAGE”). The screen
displays
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SELECT LANGUAGE
Memory Test 1 MB
ENGLISH@
2. Pressing [ERROR SKIP/e] or [TEST/>] changes the language as displayed
in the screen.
3. Press [ON LINE] after selecting new language. The language will be saved
and the printer goes On Line.
If [RESET/v] is released before “SELECT LANGUAGE” message is displayed,
the printer will not enter the display language mode (i.e. normal startup
operation will be carried out). The factory setting of display language is
English.
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The style of printing that appears in your finished work consists of four
elements:
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the symbol/character
able for use
set -
the letters, numbers, and symbols avail-
the fonts present in the Star LaserPrinter 4111-some
fonts come as
standard equipment, while others are available in cartridges that are
installed in the cartridge slot of the printer; you may also purchase fonts
on a disk and load them down (downloading) from the computer to the
Star LaserPrinter 4111’s RAM (for more information consult a software
dealer)
font attributes - consisting of character
style, stroke weight, and typeface
the capabilities of your applications
spacing, pitch, point size,
software.
The Star LaserPrinter 4111comes equipped with many families of fonts. Try
to print out the Font List with control panel operation. (Refer to “3.2 SELF
TEST”.)
You will get the Font List as shown in next page.
Many of the available fonts can be selected from the control panel. The
ultimate in printing flexibility is provided by programming with the command sets. For more on this, see the chapter 6 “Interfacing With Applications
Programs” and the Applications Manual.
There are default print styles that the Star LaserPrinter 4111will use if you do
not make other choices. In the material that follows, the default values will
first be presented together, for your convenience. Then the entire range of
choices for each attribute without an optional Font Cartridge will be
presented; the default values will be marked with an *.
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Star LaserPrinter
4111
FONT LIST
Typeface
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Courier
ABCDabcdl$'123[^'-~B-"fPlrCIibUB~
ebaAAaoaEEYP~~uBA+
ABCD~cd#$'123[---IICf~a-f'-.'PY6YA
ABCDabod#$'l23[ - - -n6fi-f*~ 1 jp q/r
ABCDabcd#$'123[ ---06tiAerJH;I+=Lq+s
ABCDabod#$'l23[ - - -o66-#vH
q-de8
ABCDabcdY$'123[Oem#
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R008
R009
CG Times
.Dco.bcd#$‘123[A‘
ROlO
R013
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R014
R015
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Default Values, primary and secondary fonts:
Character
Symbol
number:
set:
1 (Courier,
IOcpi, I’point,
Medium)
Roman-8
Available Values, primary and secondary fonts:
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Character number:
I*-
Symbol set:
Roman-8*
ECMA94
IBM PC
IBM DN
PC-850
Legal
Ventura Math
Ventura lntl
Ventura US
PS Math
PS Text
Math-8
Pi Font
Microsoft Pub1
Windows
DeskTop
IS0 2: IRV
IS0 4: UK
IS0 6: USASCII
IS0 IO: Swedish
IS0 I I: Swedish
IS0 14: JIS ASCII
IS0 15: Italian
IS0 16: Portug
IS0 17: Spanish
IS0 2 I : German
IS0 25: French
IS0 57: Chinese
IS0 60: Norweg
IS0 61: Norweg
IS0 69: French
IS0 84: Portug
IS0 85: Spanish
HP German
HP Spanish
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If this were the best of all possible computer worlds, every software
application would run automatically on the Star LaserPrinter 4111 or any
other printer. The fact is that software applications-word
processing,
spreadsheets, databases, or others-are
designed to work with a specific
printer or a limited group of printers.
Some very popular software applications were written before laser printers
became common, and require a dot-matrix or daisy-wheel printer. Some
software is linked to a particular brand of computer and printer. And some
can be used on only one brand of laser printer.
As you have read, some of the commands needed for printing are resident in
the Star LaserPrinter 4111.Some can be programmed from the control panel.
And some must be issued by the computer, from within a program. Some
applications programs allow the user to specify a printer or printers, either by
name or by type. Once the selection is made, it becomes part of the program
file. As a result, printing usually requires nothing more than issuing a one or
two keystroke command.
In this chapter you will learn how to specify the Star LaserPrinter 4111for four
p,opular applications programs for IBM-compatible computers: Lotus l-2-3,
WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Windows. The Star LaserPrinter 4111 will print graphics as well as words and numbers, emulating
Hewlett Packard graphics. It can also be used with the two popular desktop
publishing programs, Aldus PageMaker, and Xerox Ventura Publisher,
which uses the GEM desktop environment. Both are compatible with the HP
LaserJet III. For further information consult the Applications Manual.
Before you begin printing, be sure your Star LaserPrinter 4111 is correctly
configured for your computer by having either the parallel or serial interface
selected and the correct cabling. Prior to printing, make sure that you have
selected the same emulation from the front panel as the one you specified in
the application.
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6.1 LOTUS l-2-3 RELEASE 2
This section explains how to installing Lotus l-2-3 for use with your Star
LaserPrinter 4111.For detailed information, refer to the Lotus Getting Started
manual.
First, add the following commands to the AUTOEXEC.BAT
on parallel or serial interface used.
file, depending
Parallel: If your printer is connected to the computer’s parallel port LPT 1,
add the following command to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
MODE LPTl :,,P
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Serial: If your printer is connected to the computer’s serial port COM 1, add
the following command to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
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MODE COM 1:9600,N8,1 ,P
MODE LPTI :=COMl
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Installing the Lotus l-2-3 INSTALL Program
If the Lotus l-2-3 has not been installed, you must install it before proceeding. At the DOS prompt, type LOTUS and press [RETURN]. This causes the
computer to display the l-2-3 Access System.
Move the cursor to “Install”, then press [RETURN] to run the INSTALL
program. Lotus may ask you to insert the UTILITY disk. This will display
the MAIN MENU. You can select your printer following the procedure
below.
1) Select “Change Selected Equipment” and press [RETURN],
displays the Selected Equipment screen.
which
2) Select “Text Printer(s)” and press [RETURN], which displays the Text
Printer(s) screen.
3) Select “HP” and press [RETURN].
screen.
This displays the Text Printer(s)
4) Select “2686 LaserJet or LaserJet+” and press [RETURN].
The printer type for texts has been selected. To select the printer type for
graphics, go back to the Selected Equipment screen.
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5) Select “Graphics Printer(s)” and press [RETURN],
Graphics Printer(s) screen.
6) Select “HP” and press [RETURN]
screen.
which displays the
to display the Graphics Printer(s)
7) For 150 or 300DP1, select “LaserJet+” and press [RETURN]. For 75DP1,
select “LaserJet” and press [RETURN].
When you have completed the selection of a graphics printer, press [FlO].
Your current selections will displayed. Make sure that the selections are
correct. If not, repeat the installation process.
To save your selections,
screen.
press [Esc] to return to the Selected Equipment
1) Select “Save Changes” and press [RETURN], which displays the Saving
Changes screen.
2) Read message and press [RETURN].
3) Now, you have saved the changes you made. Press[F9] to go to the Main
Menu, or press [RETURN] to leave the install program. The EXIT screen
will be displayed.
4) Select “YES” and press [RETURN].
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Selecting Default Settings
After running the INSTALL program, you must select printer defaults.
At the DOS prompt, type LOTUS and press [RETURN] to display the 1-23 Access System, Move the cursor to “ 1-2-3”, then press [RETURN] to run
the l-2-3 program. Lotus may ask you to insert the SYSTEM disk.
At the opening screen, press [/] to access the spreadsheet menu. Then, type
[Wlorksheet, [Gllobal, [DIefault and [Plrinter. The configuration menu will
be displayed. Now you are ready to make some selections about the
configuration of your Star LaserPrinter 4111.
1) Type [I] Interface and select the number which corresponds
for your printer.
Ihe interface
For parallel, type “l”, and for serial, type “2” (for example).
2) Select appropriate settings for auto linefeed, left margin, right margin, top
margin, bottom margin, page length, wait, setup and name.
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3) When you have completed, type [Q]uit, then [Ulpdate. The l-2-3 will
save your selections and use these defaults when printing.
Now, you are ready to use your Star LaserPrinter
6.2 WORDPERFECT
4111.
VERSION 5.0
WordPerfect must be installed before you can select a printer. Refer to the
“Installation” section in your WordPerfect Manual. Once this is done, follow
the procedure below to select a printer.
1) Press [Shift] and [F7], then select [S] Select Printer.
2) Select [2] Additional Printers, which displays the Select Printer screen.
3) From the list of defined printers, select either HP LaserJet IIP or HP
LaserJet II, then press [RETURN].
4) Press [RETURN] to accept the displayed printer filename or enter a new
name, then press [F7] Exit. The Se!ect Printer: Edit screen will be displayed.
5) Now you must specify the interface connection. Select [2] Port at the
Select Printer: Edit menu, which displays a list of ports.
6) If you are using a parallel interface, for LPTl, type “1”.
7) If you are using a serial interface, for COM 1, type “4”. The WordPerfect
will display the Select Printer: COM port menu.
You must now specify the serial parameters, including baud rate, parity, stop
bits, character length and XON/X OFF function. Be sure that you specify the
same values in WordPerfect as you do for the Star LaserPrinter 4111.To save
your WordPerfect selections, press [F7] to exit the program.
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6.3 MICROSOFT WORD 4.0
To use Microsoft Word with your Star LaserPrinter 4111,appropriate Printer
Descriptions (PRDs) must be installed. PRDs are found on Supplemental
Printer Diskettes. These PRDsprovide ( 1) internal andcartridge fonts in both
orientations and (2) Hewlette-Packard soft fonts. Install them following the
procedure described in Microsoft Word manuals.
In Microsoft Word, you can make your printer selections through the Print
Menu.
1) At the text screen, type [E]sc and [Plrint.
2) In the resulting menu, select OPTIONS by typing [Olptions.
A list of available printers appears at the top of the screen. Each of these
printers is the subject of a Printer Description (PRD) file.
6.4 MICROSOFT WINDOWS
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Microsoft Windows is a program that coordinates the use of various
programs that might not otherwise be compatible on the screen. Windows
can be configured for your printer, but you should also be aware that any
applications program that you use may have its own printer requirements,
which must be taken into consideration.
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To choose a printer for Windows, at the initial Menu select
CONTROL PANEL.
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From the resulting Menu, select the
INSTALLATION
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Menu, then
ADD A PRINTER.
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The screen will display a box that reads:
Add printer
Insert the disk with the printer file
you wish to add into drive A, or choose
an alternative drive/directory:
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A:\
OK
CANCEL
Insert the Utilities disk in drive A and press
OK
Now the screen displays this box:
Available Printers
Printer File:
Epson FX-80
NEC 3.550
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HP LaserJet
HP LaserJet Plus
HP 7470A
Add
Cancel
Highlight HP LaserJet Plus and select
ADD
Another box appears in response:
Copy associated printer file HPLASERP.DRV
to drive/directory:
C:\Windows
Yes
No
(if you have a hard disk)
Cancel
selecting YES confirms your printer choice and returns you to the
CONTROL PANEL Menu.
If you are just starting with Windows, you should select SETUP from the
CONTROL PANEL Menu. This will present a Menu with three options.
You should first select PRINTER and from the list choose the printer
you wish to use.
Next, from SETUP select CONNECTIONS. This will let you designate
the parallel or serial port for the printer, clicking OK to confirm it.
If you are using a serial printer, go to SETUP once again, and select
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COMMUNICATIONS
After you indicate the active port you have already chosen, Windows
will present a series of settings options. Type in the desired baud rate
and “push the button” for your selection of word (bit) length, parity,
stop bits, handshake, and port.
Select HARDWARE
handshake and 1 stop bit.
Be sure that the other selections match the printer settings shown under
Interface Group on the Star LaserPrinter 4111’s sample print.
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The LaserPrinter 4111 does not require much
ever, it is important to perform a few cleaning
in good condition. This chapter will explains
EP-L cartridge, handling the EP-L cartridge
printer.
care and maintenance. Howtasks to maintain your printer
procedures for replacing the
and printer, and cleaning the
7.1 REPLACING THE EP-L CARTRIDGE
Replace the EP-L cartridge in the following cases:
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If print quality is still low, even after you have redistributed the toner by
removing the cartridge and rocking it gently from end to end about five or
six times.
If transparency
films.
films show stain problem at either the top or bottom of the
NOTE: For directions on replacing the EP-L cartridge, refer to “2.2 Installing the EP-L cartridge”.
7.2 STORAGE AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
FOR THE EP-L CARTRIDGE
The EP-L cartridge contains both the photosensitive
printing. Since the drum is extremely sensitive
permanently damaged if it is exposed to the direct
Caked or unevenly distributed toner may result
Therefore, always observe the following rules:
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drum and toner used for
to the light, it may be
sunlight or strong light.
in poor print quality.
Always keep the EP-L cartridge in the aluminum bag in which it was
originally packed. And do not open the bag until you are ready to install
it in the printer.
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Do not store the cartridge where it will be exposed to direct sunlight.
Store the cartridge with the label facing up. Do not turn it upside down or
stand it on end.
Store the cartridge at a temperature
95°F).
of between 0°C and 35°C (32°F and
Do not store the cartridge in salty air, or where there are corrosive gases
such as ammonia.
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Keep the cartridge away from CRTs, disk drives and floppy disks. The
magnet in the cartridge can adversely affect them.
Always keep the cartridge away from children.
Be sure to use the cartridge before its expiration date. Otherwise, print
quality will be affected.
When handling the EP-L cartridge, also pay attention to the following points,
in addition to the above.
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Do not open the drum protective shutter. If it is opened, print quality may
be affected.
7.3 CLEANING THE FIXING ASSEMBLY
Transparency films may sometimes show stain problem at either the top or
bottom of the films. This problem may be caused by a dirty paper path or the
flaw on the EP-L cartridge. In this case, clean the fixing assembly, and
replace the EP-L cartridge if necessary. Regular cleaning of the fixing
assembly will reduce the possibility of paper jam and will prolong the life of
the printer. The fixing assembly can be cleaned using cleaning paper.
First print a sheet of “CLEANING PAPER” on letter, A4, or legal size paper
according to the following procedure (see “3.2.1 Printing Test Sheets”).
1) Hold the [TEST] button until the screen displays “CLEANING PAPER”.
2) Releasing the button will produce a cleaning paper. When the cleaning
paper is produced, the screen displays “MP LOAD THE PAP”.
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3) Now place the cleaning
paper face up in the multi-purpose
it as far as it will go without
aligned
forcing
tray, inserting
it. Make sure that the paper guides are
with the paper.
4) Press the [TEST] button. The printer
displays “NOW CLEANING”.
5) When cleaning
second.
will feed the paper and the screen
is done, the screen will display
“CLEANING
DONE” for one
7,.4 CLEANING THE EXTERIOR OF THE PRINTER
Before
cleaning,
make sure that the power
cord is removed.
Use only water and neutral detergent to remove marks and spots from the
printer, then wipe the printer dry with a soft dry cloth. Use of any other
cleaning
solution
may damage
the printer.
The printer does not require lubrication.
Never attempt to lubricate
any
internal or external parts of the printer. Otherwise, lubrication
may affect the
operation of the printer and damage the printer.
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An important
key to reliable
knowing how to respond when
be handled on the spot by the
trained personnel. This chapter
operation
of your Star LaserPrinter
4111 is
trouble occurs. Some problem conditions can
printer operator. Others require servicing by
will explain when to do what. It will also help
you deal with the paper jamming
and other operational
8.1 ERROR MESSAGES
SCREEN
problems.
DISPLAYED ON THE
The control panel screen may display a variety of messages during the course
of operation of the Star LaserPrinter
4111. You are already familiar with the
display sequence
during power-up,
and when programming
the printer.
Some messages provide information
about the paper supply in the cassette
or the condition
of the EP-L cartridge.
Others have to do with fonts or
emulations.
Another
way of considering
in hardware
printer
perform
or software.
operator
Other errors are functional,
or the host computer
an operation
If the printer
errors is that some of them result from failures
that is beyond
malfunctions
meaning
has commanded
its designed
for some reason,
that either the
the controller
to
capabilities.
warning
messages
will appear
on the screen, recommending
what action you should take. The most serious
are messages that tell you to call for repair service. Some messages concern
less serious
conditions
tion messages
that can be handled
relate a communication
do not affect the printer’s
operation.
by the printer
problem
operator.
Informa-
with the host computer,
These messages
are summarized
but
here.
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8.2 SERVICE CALL MESSAGES
8.2.1 Engine Service Call Messages
Engine service call messages are related to the interface with engine. They
can result from either a communication
failure, or a halt in the engine’s ready
level.
Message
Meaning
CALL SERVICE 01 fixing assembly;
bit 2
status 2,
CALL SERVICE 02 faulty BD; status 2, bit 3
processing stops; alarm beeps;
press [ERROR SKIP] to reset
engine and recheck
CALL SERVICE 03 scanner motor malfunction, status 2, bit 4
processing stops; alarm beeps;
press [ERROR SKIP] to reset
engine and recheck
CALL SERVICE 04 improper communication
processing stops; alarm beeps;
turn off the power then on to
reset engine and recheck
8.2.2 Controller Service Call Messages
Controller
error messages
result from failure
in either hardware
or software.
Some controller
error messages occur during startup tests. The messages
mean that the controller is malfunctioning,
but is still able to display the error
massage. Certain conditions
can also be detected during controller reset, on
insertion
of a cartridge,
and at other times after the completion
of power-up
initialization.
An error stops the test sequence, the unit goes off line, and the
alarm sounds. The controller
will attempt to recover, if possible.
If the
problem
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is not found during
initialization,
the fault is in the hardware.
but recurs during
operation,
most
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Message
Meaning
Action
CALL SERVICE 05
CRC error in controller
main ROM program
program halts; fatal
CALL SERVICE 06
CRC error in resident
font ROM
program halts; fatal
CALL SERVICE 07
read/write test error in program halts; fatal
on-board RAM
CALL SERVICE OS
read/write test error in sequence stops; alarm beeps;
expansion RAM
shut off power and fix problem; or press [ERROR SKIP]
to continue, in which case the
expansion RAM will be ignored
CARTRIDGE
CRC error in Cartridge
(if installed)
sequence stops; alarm beeps;
shut off power and fix problem; or press [ERROR SKIP]
to continue, in which case the
cartridge will be ignored
sequence stops; alarm beeps;
shut off power and fix problem; or press [ERROR SKIP]
to continue,
in which case
program uses factory settings
as power-up settings
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BAD
CALL SERVICE
10
CRC error in EEPROM
CALL SERVICE
11
read/write
EEPROM
NO FONT PRESENT
test error in sequence stops; alarm beeps;
shut off power and fix problem; or press [ERROR SKIP]
to continue, in which case program uses factory settings as
power-up settings
no font present
program halts; fatal
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8.3 OPERATOR CALL MESSAGES
Whenever
the screen displays operator call messages, the printer goes off
line and the alarm sounds. The problem is one that the operator should be able
to resolve. After making any corrections,
you should press [ERROR SKIP] to
recheck the status. If the error message is not displayed
again, you may
continue printing straight away (if the error was one of the Engine Problems
below).
If the error message
LINE] before continuing
was of any other type, you should
press [ON
the print job.
8.3.1 Engine Problems
These are mechanical
problems
that prevent
the engine
from being ready to
print.
Message
Meaning
Action
CASS: REFILL X
(X means the
current page size)
is current
cassette
feeder; out of paper
printing stops; refill paper
TRAY: REFILL X
(X means the
current page size)
no paper in the multipurpose tray
printing stops; refill paper
LOAD X CASS (X
means the current
page size)
cassette
..
is current
printing
feeder; no cassette in LC sette
slot
PAPER JAMMING
paper is jammed within;
status I, bit 5
SET EP/CLOSE
side cover is open or no close the side cover or install
the EP-L cartridge
EP-L cartridge
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follow printer procedure
“8.6 Paper Jamming”
in
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8.3.2 Font Cartridge Problems
The font cartridge is plugged
withdrawn
while the DATA
the screen
reinitialized
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into the printer. It can should not be inserted or
LED is continuously
lit. If someone does this,
will indicate
“CARTRIDGE
ERROR”. The
by turning off the power and then on again.
If a font cartridge
is removed
while the DATA
printer
LED is blinking,
must
be
the screen
“REINSERT CART”. In this case, the operator must insert the font
or press [ERROR SKIP]. If [ERROR SKIP] is pressed, the printer will
will display
cartridge
select the closest
font.
Meaning
Message
CARTRIDGE
ROR
REINSERT
ER- font cartridge is removed
while DATA LED is on
CART
Action
Turn the power off then on
again to initialize the printer
font cartridge is removed insert the cartridge
while
DATA
LED is [ERROR SKIP]
blinking
or press
8.3.3 Optional Hardware
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The following messages will be displayed if necessary
(e.g. RAM expansion
board) have been removed.
optional
hardwares
Message
Meaning
Action
II+UFFICIENT
RAM
full page mode as powerup setting; no expansion
RAM installed
repower-up
with expansion
RAM board, or press [ERROR
SKIP]
NO
EMUL. CART.
cartridge emulation mode repower-up with the emulaas power-up setting; no tion cartridge, or press [ERemulation, cartridge
in- ROR SKIP]
stalled
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8.3.4 Change Paper Size
Certain emulations
permit page size to be specified by the host computer.
Also, page size can be selected from the menu. If a change in page size is
required, the screen will display a message to that effect. The alarm will beep
and the printer will go Off Line. You may have the printer ignore such a
message by pressing [ERROR SKIP]. (In this case, the printer will print the
page size image on the different size paper.) If the current feeder is cassette,
inserting
the correct paper cassette causes the printer to start printing
automatically.
If the current feeder is the multi-purpose
tray, changing the
multi-purpose
tray size via panel starts printing automatically.
SS: CHANGE
er size is require
CASS: CHANGE
Legal size is required; cas-
xecutive size IS require
CASS: CHANGE
BS
B5 size is required;
sette
cas-
follow procedure above
TRAY:
B5
B5 size is required; multipurpose tray
follow procedure above
CHANGE
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Action
Message
Meaning
CASS: CHANGE
MON
Monarch size is required;
cassette
follow procedure above
TRAY: CHANGE
MON
Monarch size is required;
multi-purpose tray
follow procedure above
CASS: CHANGE
COM
Corn-10
cassette
size is required;
follow procedure above
TRAY: CHANGE
COM
Corn-10 size is required;
multi-purpose tray
follow procedure above
CASS: CHANGE
DL
DL size is required;
sette
cas-
follow procedure above
TRAY: CHANGE
DL
DL size is required; multipurpose tray
follow procedure above
CASS: CHANGE
C5
C5 size is required;
sette
cas-
follow procedure above
TRAY: CHANGE
C5
C5 size is required; multipurpose tray
follow procedure above
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8.3.5 Manual Paper Feed
Certain emulations
permit specifying
manual paper feed from the host
computer. Also, you may select manual feed from the menu. The following
message tell you to hand feed paper of a specific size. The alarm beeps and
the printer goes Off Line. When you feed the appropriate paper into the multipurpose tray and press [ON LINE], the message will be turned off and printing
will continue. The operator has the option of pressing [ERROR SKIP], which
turns off the message and causes the printer to continue printing.
If there is no paper in the multi-purpose
off the message and causes the printer
displays the message again.
tray, pressing [ERROR SKIP] turns
to feed paper from cassette and then
Message
Meaning
Action
M-FEED A4
A4 paper to be hand fed
follow procedure above
M-FEED LTR
Letter paper to be hand fed
follow procedure above
M-FEED LGL
Legal paper to be hand fed
follow procedure above
M-FEED EXE
Exec. paper to be hand fed
follow procedure above
M-FEED B5
B5 paper to be hand fed
follow procedure above
M-FEED MON
Monarch paper to be hand fed follow procedure above
M-FEED COM
COM- 10 size paper to be hand follow procedure above
fed
M-FEED DL
DL size paper to be hand fed
follow procedure above
M-FEED C5
C5 paper to be hand fed
follow procedure above
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8.4 OPERATOR INFORMATION
Certain
problems
with
communication
with
MESSAGES
the host computer
may
be
detected. Messages
listed below provide information,
but do not halt the
printing process. The printer uses a default value if necessary.
You may
remove
multiple
the message by pressing
[ERROR SKIP].
errors, the last one detected is displayed.
Note
that if there
are
8.4.1 Hos‘t Communication problem
ActionlStatus
1 Meaning
Message
--
LINE ERROR
parity error in host data
follow procedure above
INPUT OVERFLOW
input buffer overflow
follow procedure above
BAD FONT DATA
downloaded
downloaded
font ignored
BAD FONT CODE
downloaded font in error
downloaded
font ignored
BAD CHAR CODE
loaded character outside
of index
downloaded
font ignored
font bad
8.4.2 Function or Size Incompatibility
There are problems
provided
that occur when the host computer
or a function
that requires
more memory
requests
a function
not
than is available.
Message
Meaning
Status
PAGE OVERFLOW
page buffer
overflow
CANNOT ROTATE
insufficient
rotate font
memory
to
font rotation
aborted;
printing continues using
closest available font
CANNOT DOWNLOAD
insufficient
memory
download font
to
font download is aborted;
printing continues using
closest available font
CHAR NOT IN FONT
received character not in
currently selected font
blank space is printed for
that character
memory
partial
page currently
composed is printed and
ejected; remaining
data
for page is printed on next
sheet
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8.4.3 Font Cartridge
The font cartridge is plugged into the printer. The operator may insert or
withdraw a cartridge only when the DATA LED is off or blinking.
The
following messages acknowledge
the change.
1Message
CART. CHANGED
1
Meaning
Status
font cartridge is inserted
message
or removed when DATA
one second
will remain
for
LED is off
CART. CHANGED
font cartridge is inserted
when DATA LED is
blinking
message will remain
one second
for
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8.5 STATUS MESSAGES
Status messages
are low priority messages
that either indicate
normal
conditions
or provide warnings
that need not be acted upon immediately.
These conditions
should not occur when the printer is On Line. If they do,
however, the alarm will beep and the printer will go Off Line. For some
conditions however, there is the possibility of a condition
printer is On Line. If it does, the alarm will not sound
remain On Line.
occurring when the
and the printer will
Action/Status
Message
Meaning
PRINTER
WARMUP
printer is warming up but
service call not necessary
ENGINE
TEST
operator has initiated a test of
the printing
ENGINE
RESET
engine is being reset
REINITIALIZE
controller
STATUS
status sheet printout
occurs when [TEST] is
held for at least 2 but less
than 4 seconds
font list printout
occurs when [TEST] is
held at least 4 seconds
but less than 6 seconds
cleaning paper printout
occurs when [TEST] is
held for at least 6 seconds
MP LOAD THE PAP
waiting for cleaning paper
occurs after printing
cleaning paper
NOW CLEANING
feeding cleaning paper
occurs when the cleaning
paper is being fed
CLEANING
finished cleaning
occurs after cleaning;
remaining for one second
SHEET
FONT LIST
CLEANING
PAPER
DONE
soft initialization
test in progress
occurs when [RESET] is
pressed or emulation is
changed; may also occur
when printer is on line if
emulation is changed
the
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Meaning
Message
REPRINT
PCS
ROTATING
LOST
FONT
retransmission
ActionlStatus
of lost sheets
wait for font rotation
PRINTER
READY
all condition
normal and
proper but printer is not operation; no unused data in
controller or pages in printing
PRINTER
ACTIVE
all condition
proper; printer
tion; no unused
troller or pages
normal and
is in operadata in conin printing
may occur
jamming
after paper
may occur when on line
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8.6 PAPER JAMMING
As paper travels from the multi-purpose
tray (or cassette if installed) through
the printing area and is ejected, it can jam at the following locations:
A : Paper pick-up
area (multi-purpose
tray)
B : Paper pick-up
area with optional
cassette
C :Fixing
_-
D : Face-up
assembly
area
print delivery
E : Paper access
paper feeder
area
door
8.6. I Clearing paper jams
1) Remove
L__
-
any paper from the multi-purpose
tray. Leaving paper in the tray causes
disposal of jam, resulting
in further
started.
tray and close the extension
the paper position
paper jams when
to shift during
printing
is re-
1
2) If the face-up
tray is installed,
3) Open the side cover by pressing
86
remove
it.
the release
button
upwards.
4) If you have been printing
pick-up
with the multi-purpose
area first. If there is a paper jam here, remove
it in the direction
tray, check
the paper
the paper
by pulling
of the arrow.
--.
CAUTION:
-
The fixing assembly
area becomes extremely
hot when the
printer has been operated for some time. Never touch this area
when the printer is open. Otherwise,
personal
injury may
result.
5) If you are using the cassette paper feeder, pull out the cassette and check
the paper pick-up area. If there is a paper jam here, remove the jammed
paper before
replacing
the cassette.
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6) If paper is jammed
printer
and remove
in the fixing assembly
area, pull the paper back into the
it.
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-
7) If the paper does not extend from the side of the fixing assembly area, pull
it in the direction
of the black arrow. If the paper is extracted
in the
opposite direction,
infused toner can be deposited
staining the back of subsequently
printed pages.
inside
the printer,
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8) If the paper has passed completely
it out in the direction
through
the fixing assembly
9) If a paper jam has occurred in the face-up
straight upwards to remove it.
10) After checking
the face-up
all the areas described
delivery
area, put the paper
here, close the side cover, replace
tray (if it is being used), pull out the extension
the multi-purpose
area, pull
of the arrow.
tray. Printing
tray and refill
will restart.
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11) If the jam is still present,
inside
the printer.
Check
a small tom piece of paper may be remaining
the side upper door for any such paper.
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8.7 STREAKY PRINTS
8.7.1 White Streaks
White
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streaks
occur if the toner level is low and the toner inside
cartridge is not distributed
the toner.
evenly.
They can be eliminated
the EP-L
by re-distributing
1) Leave the printer power on to prevent data corruption
during a print
operation.
Remove any paper in the multi-purpose
tray and close the
extension
tray. Press the release button upwards to open the side cover.
!
L_
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:
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.2) Remove
the EP-L cartridge
by pulling
the tab.
3) Hold the EP-L cartridge
about
45 degrees
distribute
4) Replace
as shown below, then rock it gently back and forth
in each direction,
the toner inside
the EP-L cartridge
about
5 or 6 times.
This
will re-
the cartridge.
in the printer,
then close the side cover.
-
-
If vertical white streaks still appear after the toner inside the cartridge
been re-distributed,
the cartridge needs to be replaced. See “2.2 Installing
EP-L cartridge” for replacing the cartridge.
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has
the
8.7.2 Stains on Transparency Films
Transparency
films may sometimes
show stains at either the top or bottom
of the films. These stains may be caused by a dirty paper path or the flaw on
the EP-L cartridge.
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l
-.
Clean the fixing assembly. The fixing roller inside the fixing assembly
may have been stain with toner. For cleaning, refer to “7.3 Cleaning the
If the stains still appear, use a different
type of
Fixing Assembly”.
transparency
film.
Replace
the EP-L cartridge.
The photosensitive
drum in the cartridge
have been damaged due to exposure to the bright light. For replacing
cartridge, see “Installing
the EP-L cartridge”.
may
the
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MEMO
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-.
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The following
options
are available
for the printer.
brief explanation
for these options. For details
nance, please refer to their own manuals.
l
Paper feeder
l
Cassette
l
Expansion
l
Font cartridge
(A4, Letter,
Legal,
Executive
RAM board (I,2
or 4MB)
This chapter
on installation
provides
and mainte-
and Envelope)
9.1 PAPER FEEDER AND CASSETTES
The optional paper feeder is used with one of optional paper cassettes,
paper from the paper cassette into the printer. The paper feeder
attached
easily
Cassettes
to the bottom
are available
of the printer
following
using screws.
paper sizes: A4, Letter,
and Envelope. Once the paper feeder is installed,
easily by replacing the cassette.
Each cassette
to feed
can be
Legal,
Executive
paper size can be changed
can hold up to 250 sheets of plain paper (paper weight:80g/m2),
and the envelope
cassette
holds about 25mm
stack of envelopes
or about 20
envelopes.
Types
and sizes of paper can be used with the cassettes
Type
Plain paper
Weight
Size
Letter, Legal,
Executive
are listed below.
A4, B5,
60 - 105g/m2
Print delivery
Face-down/up
Transparency
films
Letter,
A4
Face-up
Labels
Letter,
A4
Face-up
Envelopes
98 x 190 - 162 x 250mm
60 - 90g/m2
Face-up
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9.2 EXPANSION RAM BOARD
Three kinds of memory expansion board are available for the printer: a 1 MB
RAM board, a 2 MB RAM board and a 4 MB RAM board. These RAM board
permit printing of full page graphics. To tell whether a board is installed in
your printer, watch the printer display screen during power-up. If no board
has been installed, the display will read:
Memory Test 1 MB
If a memory board has been already installed,
amount of memory available (for example):
the display
will give the total
Memory Test 5 MB
9.3 FONT CARTRIDGE
Fonts can be added to the printer by installing an optional font cartridge.
The
font cartridge is installed in the slot beneath the control panel of the Star
LaserPrinter
4111.
Insert the font cartridge with the arrow label facing up. If the font cartridge
is inserted upside down, the cartridge and/or printer may be damaged.
CAUTION:
96
The Font Cartridges
with this printer.
for LaserPrinter
8 series cannot
be used
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10.1 SPECIFICATIONS
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Type
Laser beam page printer
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Engine
Resolution:
C...
under
1 minute
(at 68°F or 20°C)
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Emulation
PCL 5 (HP LaserJet
III)
HP-GL/2
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RAM
Resident
Optional:
h
/
300 x 300 dots per inch
4 pages per minute (A4)
Speed:
Warm up:
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:
1 megabyte
1,2, or 4 megabytes
on RAM Expansion
Board
Host Interface
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Default
l
Fonts
Serial:
RS-232C
Parallel:
Centronics
Settings
Resident:
: Changeable
using the control
panel
Courier
LinePrinter
CG Times
Univers
Option:
Font cartridges
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Paper
Manual
feed: 97 x 148mm
- 2 16
356mm
x
Cassette feed (Option)
Legal/Letter/Executive/A4/BS/Envelope
Face down: approx. 50 sheets
output
approx. 20 sheets
Face up:
60 - 105g/m’ (plain paper)
Weight:
OHP film
Adhesive labels
Postal cards
Special:
Envelopes
. Printing
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Area: top and left margins:
bottom margin: 4.5mm
4.0mm
right margin:
2.5mm
Acoustic noise: stand by: max. 43dB
printing: max. 53dB
Environment
Operating:
50°F to 90°F (10°C to 32.5”C)
20 to 80% relative humidity, no condensation
Standby:
32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C)
10 to 80% relative humidity,
Storage:
-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
10 to 95% relative humidity, no condensation
Power Source:
no condensation
100/l 15V (50/60Hz) for North America
200/24OV
(50Hz)
for Europe,
and Japan
Asia and
Oceania
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Power
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Weight
Consumption:
max. 55OW (when
: Print engine
Cassette
EP-L cartridge
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operating)
1Okg
2.4kg
1kg (toner and drum cartridge)
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Dimensions
387 mm
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10.2 RELIABILITY
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Suggested
monthly
print volume
2500 prints
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Definition
of failure
Any loss of operation
Operation
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Product
errors and installation
calling
failures
a service
person.
are not included.
life
Five years or 150,000
l
that requires
Mean time between
prints,
whichever
comes
first.
failures
-.
4,000 hours or less
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30 minutes
l
l
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Mean time to repair
or less
Paper feed reliability
Frequency
Type
l/2000 or less
Paper
l/1000 or less
Multifeed
l/2000
or less
Others
Toner
cartridge
3,500 prints
life (EP-L cartridge)
at 5% print duty (A4/Letter
size)
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10.3 PIN FUNCTIONS ON INTERFACES
Parallel
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Pin No.
Interface
’
Signal
XT
Eight-bit character data.
DATA8 is the most significant
bit; DATA1 is the least
significant bit. High is logic 1
and Low is logic 0.
11
1 BUSY
1OUT
OUT
1,8
19-30
PAPER
OUT
SELECTED
N/C
SIGNAL
GND
CHASSIS
GND
+SVDC
GND
31
RESET
IN
32
ERROR
OUT
12
13
14-15
16
17
OUT
OUT
receipt of data.
1Low when the printer is ready
to accept data. Goes High if the printer runs
out of paper.
High when the printer is on line
Unused
Signal ground.
Printer’s chassis ground,
isolated from signal ground.
External supply of +SVDC
Twisted._ pair. return signal
ground level.
Low input resets the printer to
its power-on condition.
Goes low to signal that the
printer cannot print due to an
error condition.
101
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Serial interface
I
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1
2
3
14
GND
TXD
RXD
1RTS
Pin No.
Signal
Name
7-
GND
-.‘-
8-19
20 -I
121-25
N/C
DTR
I
1N/C
Direction
OUT
IN
1OUT
Function
Chassis ground.
C&es data from the printer.
Carries data to the printer.
1On when the printer is ready to 1
receive data.
t Unused.
OUT
I
I receive data.
1Unused.
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ASCII (as’ kee) -
a standardized
and commonly
accepted numerical code
that represents letters, numbers, and symbols, as well as command
i:
i
f
sets. ASCII
-
stands
for American
Standard Code for Znformation
Interchange.
1
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Baud-
a measure of the speed at which information
is transmitted.
The baud
rate, which is set for serial transmissions,
is approximately
the
number of characters transmitted
per second multiplied
by 10.
Byte -
a series of 8 bits that represents
. ..-
one character.
Centronics
interface - a standard wiring configuration
for parallel data
transmission.
Centronics is often used as a synonym for the parallel
standard developed by Centronics
Inc.
Character Set Data Bits -
the complete
the number
set of characters
of bits in a transmitted
available
in a font.
byte that actually
contains
data.
EEPROM -
Electrically
Erasable Programmable
Read Only Memory. It
has an internal switch to permit a user to erase the contents and write
new contents into it by means of electrical signals.
EP-L Cartridge -
A disposable
type of process
the photosensitive
drum and toner.
Emulation emulate,
cartridge
which contains
behaving like something else. The Star LaserPrinter
or behave like the HP LaserJet III laser printer.
Expansion RAM board -
An available
4111 can
option that is easily attached
to the
LaserPrinter
4111 to expand its RAM to a maximum of 5 MB. Three
kinds of memory expansion board are available: a 1MB RAM board,
a 2MB RAM board and a 4MB RAM board.
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Face-down delivery-A
type of paper delivery in which the paper is ejected
with the printed side facing downward.
from the printer
Face-up delivery -
A type of paper delivery in which the paper is ejected
the printer with the printed side facing upward. Face-up
from
delivery
labels.
is used
for printing
Fixing assembly -
The assembly
other material using heat
located inside the printer
envelopes,
transparency
films
and
used to fix the toner on to the paper or
and pressure in printing
process. It is
and it gets extremely
hot during the
operation.
Font -
a set of letters,
Font cartridge available
typefaces.
Glyph -
numbers,
and symbols
of the same typeface
design.
Font cartridges contain fonts which can supplement
the
resident fonts of the printer to increase the variety of
a graphic
symbol
that conveys
Handshaking
information.
- in data communication,
the receiving device of information
the automatic acknowledging
by
that has been sent to it, either by
signals
or by software
and the interface
(“hard”)
control
(“soft”).
Hex dump -
conversion
by the printer of ASCII symbols
into their
hexadecimal
(base 16) equivalent.
This is useful for programmers
or
other users who want to troubleshoot
the communications
between
the computer and the printer.
HMI (Horizontal
increment
Interface -
Motion Index) -
refers to dot spacing in the smallest
that can be made in the horizontal
or x axis.
a hardware
For instance,
parallel port.
Landscape
-
printing
spreadsheet
are usually
NV RAM -
plug that allows
a cable
cable connections
from a computer
on paper
across
parallel
its wider
port to a printers
dimension,
that is 11 in. wide and 8.5 in. high; landscape
wider than they are tall.
such
as a
pictures
NV(Non-volatile)
Random Access Memory is the permanent
storage by the Star LaserPrinter
4111 of settings programmed
from
the front panel, even when the power is turned off. When the printer
is turned on again, these settings become the current settings.
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of two devices.
-
I,I
.
Parallel -
a communications
information
Parity -
interface
plus control
signals
that sends
or receives
at a time.
a bit in a serial information
that allows a computer
automatically
check for errors in transmission.
Pitch -
the width of a typeface
Point -
the height
8 bits of
measured
in characters
of a type font, measured
in points,
and printer
to
per inch.
or l/72 of an inch.
Portrait-printing
on paper across its narrower dimension,
such as a letter
on paper that is 8.5 in. wide and 11 in. high; portrait pictures are
usually taller than they are wide.
Proportional
type - a typeface in which some letters take up more room
on a printed line than others, such as W taking more space than I. The
spacing of the letters is also intended to enhance the esthetic quality
of the printed page.
RAM -
Random Access Memory, or memory that can be used to store
information
temporarily,
such as text or printing configurations.
RAM-stored
information
is erased when the power is turned off.
ROM-Read
Only Memory, or memory in which information
permanently,
whether the power is on or off.
RS-232
can be stored
- a wiring configuration
for sending and receiving serial transmissions, including
data and acknowledgments
between sending and
receiving equipment
(“handshaking”).
Serial -
a communications
information
interface
at a time at a specified
Stop Bit -
1 or 2 bits used by the computer
of information.
that
sends
or receives
1 bit of
baud rate.
for the timing
of a transmission
Stroke weight-the
intensity of a printed character, such as light, medium,
or bold. Normal printing is medium weight.
Symbol Set-the
entire list of ASCII letters, numbers, and symbols
with a particular language, such as English or Spanish.
VMI (Vertical Motion Index) -
refers to line spacing,
ment that can be made in the vertical or y axis.
the smallest
used
incre-
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MEMO
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106
,
Index
L.
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ALARM light, 37
ASCII code, 103
B
/
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/
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/
-
!
r
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I,.
._.
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:
A
.
BAD CHAR CODE message. 8 1
BAD FONT CODE message, 8 1
BAD FONT DATA message, 8 1
BAUD rate. 49
Buttons, control panel, 3 1, 33-36
C
CALL SERVICE message, 74-75
CANNOT ROTATE message. 8 I
CANNOT DOWNLOAD message, 8 I
CARTRIDGE BAD message. 75
CART. CHANGED message, 82
CARTRIDGE ERROR message. 77
CASS CHANGE message. 78
CASS REFILL message. 76
Centronics connector, 97
Character set. 55
CHAR NOT IN FONT message. 8 1
CLEANING DONE message, 7 I, 83
CLEANING PAPER message, 38, 70.
x3
Control panel (front panel), 4, 3 I,
33-36,4O-41, 46-47
Courier typeface, 58, 59
Current settings. 52
D
Data bit, SO
DATA light, 37
Display screen. 3 1
DTR message. SO
E
EEPROM. 32, 103
Emulation modes, 39
ENGINE TEST message, 83
ENGINE RESET message, 83
EP-L Cartridge. 16-20.69-70, 103
ERROR SKIP/< button, 33.46
F
Face-down delivery. 24
Face-down tray. 4
Face-up delivery, 25
Factory settings, 52
Fixing assembly. 70, IO4
Font, 57-60
Font cartridges. 96
FONT LIST message, 38, 83
H
Hex dump, 38
HOLD FOR TEST message, 38
Host communication
problems. 8 I
..
107
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Initial settings. 5 I
INPUT OVERFLOW message. 8 I
INSUFFICIENT
RAM message. 77
INTERFACE group, 40
INTERFACE message. 4 1. 49-S 1
L
LANDSCAPE message, 55
Landscape orientation, 40. 55
Laser, 2
Laser printing. 2-3
LAYOUT group, 40
LAYOUT message, 4 I, 55
LINE ERROR message. 8 I
LinePrinter typeface. 58
LOAD CASS message. 76
LOAD FACTORY SET message. 41,
52
Lotus I-2-3, 62-64
M
Maintenance, 73-93
MEMORY TEST I MB message, 32
M-FEED message. X0
Microsoft Windows, 6567
Microsoft Word, 65
Multi-purpose tray (MP tray), 4
MP LOAD THE PAP message, 70. X3
N
NO EMUL CART message. 77
NO FONT PRESENT message, 75
NOW CLEANING message, 7 I,83
0
ON LINE button, 33. 46
ON LINE light, 37,47
Operator call messages. 76-80
Operator information messages. Xl-82
108
Optional
font cartridges.
See font
cartridges
ORIENTATION message. 55
P
PAGE OVERFLOW message. 8 I
Paper, 2 1.95
Paper cassette, I I, 95
PAPER FEED group, 40
PAPER JAMMING message. 76
Paper loading. 2 I -24
Parallel interface, 5, 27-28, 5 I
Parallel interface pin function, 101
PARITY message, SO
Pitch, 39
Portrait orientation. 40
Power receptacle (connector). 5, 26
Power switch. 4. 26
Power outlet, 7
Power-up settings. 5 I
PRINT button, 33. 46
Print density, 29
PRINTER ACTIVE message. 84
PRINTER READY message, 84
PRINTER WARMUP message, X3
PRINT light. 37-47
Print quality, 29-30
Program mode. 3 I, 33-35
PROGRAM/A button, 3 1. 35.46
R
RAM expansion board, 1 I. 96
READY light. 37,47
REINITIALIZE message. 83
REINSERT CART message, 77
REPRINT LOST PGS message, X4
Release button, 4, 14. 29, 86
RESEThr button, 34.46
Resident font. 57
ROTATING FONT message. 84
RS-232C connector. See serial connector
Self test, 38-40
Self test status sheet, 38
Serial interface, 49-50
Serial interface connector, 5,27-28
Serial interface pin function, 102
SET EP/CLOSE message, 76
Specifications, 97-99
Status messages, 83-84
STATUS SHEET message, 38, 83
STOP BIT message, 50
Stains, 93
Streaky prints, 9 l-93
IT
TEST/> button, 34,46
TRAY REFILL message, 76
TRAY CHANGE message, 78
UUnpacking,
8- 16
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